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Thursday, September 4, 2014

What am I? A tightwad, a miser? Or just plain frugal?

Today as I was folding laundry I noticed that one of my T-shirts had a hole under the arm.. The stitches came off and since it is a stretchy fabric, I cannot fix it properly. So, I decided that the T-shirt would be going to the rag pile for house cleaning. As I was walking to the balcony, I suddenly decided that the T-shirt was still good for exercising at home. After all, I am using a recumbent bike for all of 25-30 minutes 3-4 times a week and tossing the t-shirt and the shorts that I wear to laundry.

So, now, that T-shirt has become exercise clothing.

Do I need to wear a T-shirt with a hole? No... I have many other T-shirts to wear. Besides the nightgown I am currently wearing has a hole too. Nightgowns are coming out of my ears, I own so many of them and yet I stick to this raggedy one because it is oh.. so comfortable...

Why do I do this? Am I a miser?


  1. Nah, not a miser. You just know what you like, but force yourself to a variety (I do the same thing). There's always a pair of clothes that are my go-to for everything. I too use old broken clothing for exercising at home, because, what's the point? It's the most comfortable pair that I wont feel bad about damaging it by washing it so often or it wearing off. Reduce, reuse, recycle!

  2. No you are not. You are resourceful. And not wasteful. As Tania said our oldest clothes are often our most comfortable clothes.

    I have a pair of trainers and a pair of sandals both with splits on their heals. One day I'm sure they are going to just fall apart. But they are soooooooooooooooooo comfortable.

    Sft x